I spent a sunny and hot weekend of September on the Tiber Isle in Rome, in the shadow of the largest synagogue in Italy, attending far-right gathering "Atreju". The title of the event spanning 3 days of conferences, book presentations and political chit-chat, was "Europe against Europe" and it was the first time the Italian far-right reached out somewhat coherently to the international scene. A pop-up bookstore sold essays by Julius Evola among other national-socialist philos
It’s just after the Arab Spring began and I am in Tunisia. I have been summoned to help on a story about Mohamed Bouazizi, the young man who set himself on fire and was considered the spark that led to the deparure of Tunisia’s dictator Ben Ali. It’s January 2011 and my job I am told is to get the footage of President Ben Ali’s address to the nation and his visit to the the young man, bandaged from head to foot due to the burns, in the hospital. The footage belonged to Tunisi
This year’s 70th anniversary of the Prix Italia, the international competition for top quality radio, tv and internet programmes, organized by Italian state broadcaster RAI, is being held in the Mediterranean island of Capri. It is taking place just as Marcello Foa, the new president of RAI was finally appointed, amid fears that his positions and past journalist practices including publishing fake news may jeopardize the broadcaster’s autonomy. Foa is a controversial appointm
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